August 28, 2019 – Charleston, South Carolina
From the front office of the South Carolina Scarecrows:

To all members of the media, fans, and owners of teams within the Indiana Fantasy Football League it is with great sadness that the South Carolina Scarecrows announce the retirement of franchise Quarterback Andrew Luck.

Andrew Luck has informed owner Trevor Harless of his decision to retire due to the lingering injury of his calf/lower leg/ankle. This injury has come to light as Mr. Luck returned to OTA's this offseason. The injury was sustained during Mr. Luck's recent trip overseas as part of his honeymoon with his new bride.

Mr. Luck informed owner Mr. Harless that while the injury was freak in nature it was of his own doing while trying something "new" to him on the above stated honeymoon. Mr. Luck a very studious and educated individual decided to "impress" his new wife with a position called The G-Force. Needless to say this went awry as Mr. Luck lost his balance and rolled his left ankle as well as strained his calf muscle.

Mr. Luck returned to Charleston about a month after the incident for OTA's thinking the injury had healed on its own. During this time his physical revealed that the left calf muscle was still not 100% and during the healing process Mr. Luck's left ankle had developed a calcium deposit known as Myositis Ossificans.

The current treatment of this injury is rest for many weeks, which was followed; if the injury does not heal on its own it is recommended to treat with surgery. Mr. Luck decided after months of rest that he would forgo the surgery and associated rehab that could have kept him out up to 6 months, and wanted to see if he could play through the pain.

Seeing as how there has been constant pain when testing the mobility of the injury and seeing no improvement Mr. Luck decided he would not be able to give 100% to the city of Charleston and the organization of the Scarecrows, and not wanting to go through yet another year of surgery and rehab the decision was made to retire from professional football.

Mr. Luck has decided to move away from football and focus his engineering degree on something that will help out more people in the future. He has decided to keep something like this horrible accident that happened to him, from happening to others by going into the field of Adult Engineering. He is hoping to develop tools for beginners of the Kama Sutra that want to try new positions without endangering their livelihood.

The following is a statement from Andrew Luck:

"This is not an easy decision. Honestly, it's the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me. For the last four years or so, I've been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab, and it's been unceasing, unrelenting, both in-season and offseason, and I felt stuck in it. The only way I see out is to no longer play football.

"I've come to the proverbial fork in the road, and I made a vow to myself that if I ever did again, I'd choose me, in a sense. It's very difficult; I love this team, I love my teammates, the folks in our building, the folks in this building, the fans, the game of football, and as part of this team, as a member of this team, and because of how I feel, I know that I am unable to pour my heart and soul into this position, which would not only sell myself short but the team in the end as well. And it's sad, but I have a lot of clarity in this. It's been a difficult process, but my wife and Mr. Harless and his family have been incredibly helpful and supportive and I'm so grateful for them. As I told the guys in the locker room, it's been the honor of a lifetime to represent the Scarecrows, the city of Charleston both on and off the field. To Mr. Harless and his family, thank you so much, I am so grateful to have been drafted here. Your unwavering support has been appreciated.

My deepest regret is that I was never able to bring a championship to the city of Charleston as we were on the cusp the last few years. I was wanting to this year more than any, we really owed the Los Angles Lords payback for eliminating us from the playoffs last year, when we had a real shot at matching up well with the eventual champions The Indy Animals. What pains me the most is the belief Mr. Harless had in me coming back from the shoulder injury the year before, and the great offensive line they built around me. But I have complete faith in the QB's left on this roster in Jacoby Brissett and Baker Mayfield. Though the latter might have trouble if he can't keep his head out of the rousing party scene here in Charleston.

"I cannot fathom another owner who loves their team as much as you do. We feel that as players, it permeates through the building, and from the moment -- and we talked about this earlier -- from the moment I arrived in Charleston I felt like I could be myself and I did not have to fill Peyton [Manning] -- one of the greats of all time -- I felt like I did not have to fill his shoes. And I know that starts with the person up top, and for that I am very, very, very much appreciative."

Andrew Luck will be place on the IR for the year leaving open if he so chooses to return next year to continue to be a part of the South Carolina Scarecrows.